Harold A. Frazier, II, MD, Tapped to Serve as Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Dr. Harold Frazier II posing for a portrait

Harold A. Frazier II, MD, has been tapped to serve as interim associate dean for graduate medical education (GME) at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

In this position, Frazier will oversee the quality of education provided to all residents and fellows at the school and participating institutions, such as GW Hospital, the GW Medical Faculty Associates, and Children’s National Health System. Frazier will also oversee the well-being of residents and fellows, serving as a mentor and advocate, as well as a resource for any issues that may arise. He will serve as the chair of the GME Committee and as the designated institutional official for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. In collaboration with the GME Committee, Frazier will be responsible for maintaining the accreditation of the residency and fellowship programs. Additionally, he will be responsible for the administration of GME at GW, including supporting residency program directors, managing the GME budget and advocating for resources, and providing guidance on legal matters.

Frazier has played an integral role in the training of medical students and residents. He has been honored five times by GW residents with the annual Departmental Teaching Excellence Award. As a pioneer in robotic surgery, Frazier has mentored and trained more than 100 surgeons in the use of the da Vinci Surgical System.

Frazier is currently a professor of urology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences and an adjunct professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. He is also clinical co-director of the Urologic Oncology Program at the GW Cancer Center. Frazier has also been named a U.S. News & World Report and Washingtonian Magazine “Top Doctor” in the field of urology. The Consumer Research Council of America has also named Frazier as one of “America’s Top Physicians in Urology” and the Washington Checkbook Magazine recognized him as a “Top Urologist.”

He is the immediate past president of the Society of Government Service Urologists and past president of the Washington Urological Society. His professional memberships also include the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, the American Medical Association, the American Urologic Association, the Mid-Atlantic Section of the AUA, the Society of Urologic Oncology, the Washington Urologic Society, the Society of Government Service Urologists, and the Reserve Officers Association of the United States. Frazier has published extensively in numerous journals, including the Journal of Urology, Urology, Cancer, Journal of Surgical Oncology, Journal of Endourology, American Journal of Radiology, Radiologic Clinics of North America, Urologic Radiology, Modern Pathology, and more.

Prior to joining GW, Frazier served as chief of urology with the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, residency program director and assistant chairman of urology at the National Naval Medical Center, and associate professor of surgery with the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. Frazier retired as a captain in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Reserve after more than 24 years of service. His military awards include a Meritorious Service Medal, a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, an Army Commendation Medal, and several Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals. He continues to train medical personnel in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) for battlefield and casualty management.

Frazier completed his surgery internship and urology residency at the National Naval Medical Center and his fellowship in urologic oncology at Duke University Medical Center. He received his MD from Dartmouth Medical School and his AB in chemistry from Dartmouth College.

Frazier will assume the role of interim associate dean for graduate medical education August 1, 2018.

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